“Three Haiku” by Jee Leong Koh

Jee Leong Koh


wind, unpin
the dead butterflies
from the tree




the rain changes
to snow then to rain
the bus is here




spring wind
I can go left
or right

from Rattle #47, Spring 2015
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Jee Leong Koh: “I started writing zuihitsu first and published a collection titled The Pillow Book, after Sei Shōnagon. Writing zuihitsu gave me the freedom to append a haiku or a tanka to a passage of prose. I loved the movement from the discursiveness of prose to the distillation of poetry. Then I discovered that one can obtain that relaxed concentration in a haiku alone.” (website)

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